Barangay Cutcut II - Capas Tarlac (1)

Barangay Cutcut II

History of Barangay Cutcut II

            During the period when Spain ruled the Philippines, cemented/asphalted roads were still just in the dreams of Filipino leaders having had to get by with crude roads.

            Spain as the conqueror of the Philippines was then the ruler which introduced several road networks. These projects benefited several barangays, towns and cities along the routes. Barangay Cutcut II, was one of the beneficiaries primarily due to its geographical location, being along the national highway, midway between Manila as the premier City and Baguio as the country’s summer capital city, and have to be passed through either southward or northward for the cities of Pangasinan and Ilocos Region. This fact alone gave Barangay Cutcut II the cutting edge due to the positive contributions to its socio-economic activities as motorists/tourists passed through either southward or northward for the cities of Pangasinan and Ilocos Region. This fact alone gave Barangay Cutcut II the cutting edge due to the positive contributions to its socio-economic activities as motorists/tourists passed through. This made it “rooted” via its strategic location economically and thereby getting the name “cutcut”.

            Cutcut II, has its niche in Philippine History since it is the site of the Death March Monument, which depicts the bravery of the Filipino and American Soldiers during World War II.

            This barangay is also home to our Indigenous People particularly the “Aetas”. This makes Capas a diversified sub-cultural town. The “Aetas” survived in the mountains using the “kaingin system” of planting crops. The “Aetas” were also the first people to set foot in Cutcut, they lived peacefully until the Spaniards came and they were forced to migrate to the highlands of this barangay.

            Another version where cutcut got its name is the Pampango word cutcut which literally means bury. But the name is not really mean graveyard. It was name that way because many wheels that pass through are buried in the mud during the olden times.

            Today, Barangay Cutcut is host to the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill, operated by the Metro Clark Waste Management Corp.

Cutcut II was created from the original area of Cutcut to attain local administrative efficiency. It is composed of three sitios and thrives in the growing of rice and sugarcane and in the raising of livestocks, poultry and fish. It is just one-half kilometers away from the poblacion.

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